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hey i was just wondering if an army composed of entirly skinks( other than slann and a unit of temple gaurd) andkroxigor was competitive
Well if you can take temple guard in southlands yeah it's definately a possibility. However with the normal(Lustria) list a skirmishing horde is unlikely to fair very well because you won't be able to get much in the sense of combat resolution.
If you were to go with a skirmishing horde you have to use the skinks manouverability to your advantage and stay out of combat. Keep unit sizes to about 10 skinks so when they do get engaged you have plenty more to spare.
It is definately advisable to post an army list and we can give you advise from there. Generally, however, I do beleive a skink horde like the one you have in mind wouldn't fare as well as an army with more CC troops.
I have argued on behalf of Skinks before, but am beginning to be persuaded to reduce my prejudice against Saurus warriors. Comabt res is an important part of the game, so all skinks and nothing else might be difficult to play against some opponents ( I love Skinks too though!!!).
I also like skinks more than saurus but only cause saurus have average speed and the rest of the army is relatively fast(I tend to forget that in game). I do however use saurus, I have nothing against them besides speed(which they don't really need so much) I just like skinks more. That being said I also like kroxigors more than other special choices but it's no reason not to include them in your army. As for models though I'd say I'd like them both the same.
i think an army that is composed entirely of skinks would be difficult to be made competitive, but it could be done. On the other hand, i believe that an army made almost entirely of skinks and kroxigors, with like one unit of saurus per 1000 points, could definatly be quite competitive. In fact, i use an army at 1000 points which has lots of skinks myself, usually between about 50 and 60 of 'em.
Southlands lists are obviously more fragile than Saurus heavy lists or balanced lists, however, they can be extremely competitve. This one GW employee I know plays a Southlands list to great effect. He uses 6 Salamander hunting packs in 2 units, lots of kroxies to inflict casualties and some skink priests. In larger games I believe he works in a Slann and maybe a Scarvet. It's been a while since he explained it to me but he says he tries to encircle his opponent as quickly as possible with many small units of skinks and rotates them out of line of sight for charging as often as possible, all the while throwing javelins and blowdarts. He also suicides some cohort skinks to occupy certain deadly units. He says he's had alot of success and I believe him!
I was actually going to mention that tactic myself, get a unit of skinks out of line of sight of the enemy unit, move to directly behind it, shoot, they turn around, you move to behind it, shoot, etc, etc..... its very frustrating for your oponent though.
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That skink tactic does work great, and better with skirmishers than cohorts. So when using southlands use skirmishers to do that and the cohorts to get off blank charges and stuff like that cause we know they don't do well fighting so you need lots of CR.
I just mention this cause I don't really think it's advisable for some1 to start up SL and give they're cohorts javs and try and use them like skirmishers when 1.it won't work as well and 2. costs more points.